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Chapter One of Curtis Mayfield's Solo Career Gets a Much-Needed Makeover

Rhino has remastered Curtis Mayfield's first four albums, a politically conscious, progressive-soul tetralogy that has stood the test not just of time but also changing tastes and fashions, and come out sounding stronger than ever.

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William Parker: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield

So many Mayfield masterpieces are incorporated, it causes one to wish for an alternate version of this release, without the vocals.

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Back to Living: Curtis Mayfield and the Making of 'New World Order'

Curtis Mayfield penned many of the songs that would become anthems for the civil rights movement. Later in life, however, he would face different challenges, as documented on his heroic 1996 album New World Order.

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Movin' On Up

From its first eerily harmonized soul anthems through the feverish funk of Superfly, this two-disc documentary establishes Mayfield’s visionary leadership.

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